Half Life 3 has always been in the news and from the looks of it; it will keep coming up till the end of time. Recently, evidence discovered by SteamDB indicates the presence of gaming’s greatest vaporware hidden inside Valve’s PC game sharing program. As a result, some people are pretty excited about Half Life 3 finally making its way gradually towards us.
However, according to SteamDB, the name Half-Life 3 being included as a package name doesn’t really confirm anything. It was revealed that the information came to them, straight from Valve and a lot of these kinds of leaks have actually turned out to be real in the past.
That being said, people should keep in mind that Steam Developers can make and name their own apps/packages. You will find this as an example in developers doing this in relation to XSS Stream.
Moreover, even if the info indicates that the Steam Database has something named Half-Life 3 in it; this is still not much of a confirmation regarding the game’s development and release. It could just be lying there for a simple reason.
As we have seen in the past with this kind of information, there are millions of scenarios where it doesn’t end up in a confirmation and just one that actually does.
Moreover, considering that it’s Valve who did it, this could just be one of those obnoxious pranks. For instance, only last month, people were pretty excited about a file named hl3.txt which was found in the DOTA 2 update.
In the end, even if professionals are combing through the recesses of Valve’s code in order to discover some evidence that indicates the existence of Half-Life 3, any confirmation is yet to be released from such efforts.As a general rule, it is advised that you don’t get your hopes up too high and simply wait till you see a copy of the game in your own hands.
As a general rule, it is advised that you don’t get your hopes up too high and simply wait till you see a copy of the game in your own hands.
It has been around half a decade since a Half-Life game was released, but people are still not losing hope. Sadly, the fans were left hanging! A lot of people thought that further Half Life games in the future could be released through Orange Box.
People thought of it as an initiative to draw in new fans that were not familiar with the Half-Life series and then finally pave the way for the big release of Half-Life 3. We are yet to see this day and rest assured that the Internet will explode when this actually happens.
Even with the latest reports from SteamDB, it is highly unlikely that Half Life 3 will ever see the light of day. Valve decided to talk about this topic earlier and from what it was revealed, the future looks pretty grim.
According to YouTube channel The Know, multiple sources inside Valve have confirmed that Half-Life 3 will never release.
They have showcased many reasons which indicate why Half Life 3 will never release. Among them, the most important fact that needs to be considered is that Valve might actually be afraid of a potential backlash which they could receive from the game.
After the failure of Mass Effect 3, there was quite a massive backlash and there was a lot of internet harassment faced by the developmental team. Things escalated so much that there was a point when people who worked on the title, started receiving bomb threats and death threats on a daily basis.